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Connecticut Dance Alliance’s 1st Annual National Dance Day

September 19 @ 2:30 pm


Connecticut Dance Alliance National Dance Day

September 19 @ 10:30 am – 5:30 pm

Rain date (September 20, 2020) 

The Connecticut Dance Alliance is presenting Connecticut’s 1st Annual National Dance Day at Webster Walk in Blue Back Square in West Hartford, CT from 10:30 am to 5:30 pm. The day will feature FREE live performances, dance related festivities and workshops from Connecticut dance studios, companies, and independent artists throughout the state. The goal of National Dance Day is to spread the joy of dance in all its forms, showcase the diversity of dance in our state and encourage fun and healthy body movement and creative expression.

Schedule of Events:

  • 10:30 am – 11:00 am Read & Reverence
    • Read & Reverence is a program targeted for children age three to seven. The event is focused on integrating the power of the written word and dance. Three BFA Ballet Pedagogy students from Hartt School will be leading the event. The event will include a reading of New York City’s Ballet The Sleeping Beauty picture book, a brief movement session, and ending with a photo with each child and the three leaders to remember the special day.
  • 11:00 am – 5:30 pm Dance Performances & Workshops

The public and dance community are welcome to observe and participate in all the workshops. No need to pre-register.

*Schedule is subject to change, please refer to this site for the most up-to-date information

Additional Events:

  • Presentation of Dance Literature by CT based authors
  • Connecticut Dances – A Visual History exhibition
  • Dancewear apparel donation drive

Become a Sponsor

CDA needs your help to make CDA 1st NDD a great success. If you or your business are interested in being an event sponsor, please contact Brianne Dwyer at brianne.taylor13@gmail.com.

Make a clothing donation

The day will also be utilized as a collection drive for new or gently used dance clothing. Donation drop off at the CDA table in Webster Walk of Blue Back Square, West Hartford or contact brianne.taylor13@gmail.com for additional options.

Additional Questions?

Please email your questions to Brianne Dwyer at brianne.taylor13@gmail.com.

Please note the event will follow all current COVID-19 government mandates.


September 19
2:30 pm


Connecticut Dance Alliance


Blue Back Square
65 Memorial Rd
West Hartford, CT 06107 United States
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